Places to visit near Pitlochry

Places to visit near Pitlochry include Queens View one of Scotland's best viewsOur guide to places to visit near Pitlochry. One of the big advantages to this area of Scotland, is there is an excellent network of roads, which allow you to get out and about in the beautiful highland scenery.

Many of the places to visit near Pitlochry are within 40 mins drive. We recommend choosing a circular route stopping at the attractions as you drive in magnificent highland scenery and make a day of it.

Choice of routes with places to visit near Pitlochry:-

  • Dunkeld is 20 mins south of Pitlochry. The17th century town with its cathedral (see details below) is well worth visiting. Remember the Osprey Centre (see details below) which has bird hides and walks.
  • Aberfeldy, Weem, Loch Tay at Kenmore, Tummel and back to Pitlochry. Follow the A827 to Kenmore. Then take the B846 to Tummel and the B8019 back to Pitlochry. See the attraction below en route, don’t forget Queens View overlooking Loch Tummel.
  • Places to visit near Pitlochry include Loch Rannoch which has a beautiful scenic route all the way around the lochLoch Rannoch is another fabulous route to take. You can drive around the Loch. Follow the B8019 and B846 to Rannoch Station. Return taking the south loch road back to Kinloch Rannoch and back to Pitlochry.
  • Blair Atholl, Bruar, Struan, Tummel Valley. Follow the B8079 from Pitlochry through the Pass of Killiecrankie, Blair Atholl to Bruar it is worth visiting the Falls of Bruar. Head on the B847 through Calvine and Straun, to Tummel. This is beautiful countryside. You have a number of choices here. 1) Go on to the B846 to Kinloch Rannoch with options to drive around Loch Rannoch (very worth while). 2) Drive back to Pitlochry B846 stopping at Queen’s View to take in one of Scotland’s most scenic views.

One of the attractions of staying here is the many places to visit near Pitlochry.

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Loch Tay Sauna

This must be one of Scotland's best located saunas. Offering fantastical views over Loch Tay. It has been cleverly designed to offer privacy, as well as access to Loch Tay via slides and a water trampoline. There is a drop in rate for those who would like to use it while visiting Pitlochry and Aberfeldy. READ MORE

Address:Taymouth Marina, Kenmore, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2HW
Tel:01887 830216
Web: https://www.taymouthmarina.com/the-hot-box-sauna/
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Loch Tay Safaris Kenmore

Suitable for 5 to 85 year olds, this brand new (for 2017), purpose built rib with cabin will take you on a journey of discovery on Perthshire's largest loch. You will learn about the history from the ancient and mysterious standing stone to dramatic ruined castles, mystical and spellbinding stories and breath-taking landscapes. We are sure you will not be disappointed. READ MORE

Address:Pier Road, Kenmore, Perthshire PH15 2HG
Tel:01887 820071
Web: https://www.lochtaysafaris.net
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Haunted History Tours of Dunkeld

An excellent evening's entertainment, your costumed guides follow the ancient art of Highland storytelling, taking you through the quirky parts of Dunkeld history. You will walk the streets and alleyways of this ancient town, hear stories about Jacobite Battles, Witchcraft, Military Mutiny and legends, with a couple of good ghost stories thrown in, all the stories are from the Dunkeld and surrounding Atholl area. READ MORE

Address:The Cross, Dunkeld PH8 0AN
Tel:07840094667
Email: historyandhorrortours@hotmail.com
Web: https://www.historyandhorrortours.com
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The Best Handmade Chocolates in Scotland

A visitor attraction with a very different slant, a top notch chocolate experience, producing the very best chocolates you will find anywhere. READ MORE

Address:Grandtully, Pitlochry PH9 0PL
Tel:01887 840775
Web: https://www.highlandchocolatier.com/
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Atholl Country Life Museum

One of Scotland's finest wee museums, started by local farmer John Cameron, it houses many items that are pertinent to this part of Scotland. READ MORE

Address:Old School, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5SP
Tel:01796 481232
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Highland Safaris Aberfeldy

The ever popular Highland Safaris, established in 1992 by two locals, has grown to offer even more for families, kids and individuals in the outdoors. READ MORE

Address:Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ
Tel:01887 820071
Web: http://www.highlandsafaris.net
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Dunkeld Cathedral

Christianity has been in Dunkeld for over 1,400 years, longer than the nation of Scotland. Dunkeld Cathedral from 13th century, well worth seeing. READ MORE

Address:The Manse, Cathedral St, Dunkeld PH8 0AW
Web: https://www.dunkeldcathedral.org.uk
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Perthshire Beavers

Your chance to see Perthshire Beavers up close, sit by a beaver lodge or take a canoe ride to watch the beavers go about thier lives. READ MORE

Tel:07984 975 095
Email: events@perthshirewildlife.co.uk
Web: http://www.PerthshireWildlife.co.uk
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St Marys Church Grantully

An exceptionally fine and rare example of a survivor of a pre-Reformation rural parish chapel. The austere exterior gives no hint of the extravagant and sophisticated painted ceiling inside. This is one of two principal surviving ecclesiastical painted ceilings left in Scotland. READ MORE

Address:Off the A827 200m from Grantully Castle Grandtully to Aberfeldy Road Perthshire PH15 2EQ
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Dunkeld Osprey Centre - Loch of the Lowes

Known as the Dunkeld Osprey Centre, Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve has had ospreys on site for 50 years. Two hides equipped with powerful binoculars to observe not just the osprey, but all the other wildlife on the loch, which includes (if you are lucky) Otters, Beavers, deer and water birds. The new arrival on Loch of the Lowes is the beaver. READ MORE

Address:Dunkeld PH8 0HH
Tel:01350 727337
Web: http://www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk
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Duleep Singh Sikh History

Disproportionately more Scots went to India than any of the other nations that make up the UK. The East India Company and the British administration employed lots of Scottish administrators - Lord Dalhousie, Lord Harding and many other notable people. The Highland Perthshire Sikh Heritage trail remembers in particular Maharaja Duleep Singh who was known as the Black Prince of Perthshire. READ MORE

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Scottish Crannog Centre

An authentic reconstruction of an Iron Age loch-dwelling, found across Scotland and Ireland and dating from the early Iron Age some 2,500 years ago. This is a real MUST visit, if you are interested in living Scottish history. The only one of its kind in the UK. READ MORE

Address:Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY
Tel:01887 830583
Web: http://www.crannog.co.uk